Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Event Space: Burnside Plantation

Burnside’s majestic scenery and rustic buildings make a beautiful backdrop for special events. Burnside is also home to the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Police horses.

Situated along the Monocacy Creek, James Burnside's  property includes the 18th and 19th-century farmhouse and summer kitchen, a large garden, and two barns.

**Certain areas of the Plantation are handicap/wheelchair accessible and some areas are not. Please call 610-882-0450 for questions on accessibility at Burnside.

For more information please contact us at siterental@historicbethlehem.org or 610-882-0450 ext.10"Our wedding at Burnside Plantation was amazing and perfect. The venue is beautiful and allowed for individual touches, beautiful photos, and a lot of free space for our guests to roam around."-Burnside Plantation Bride

Please choose from our list of fantastic preferred vendors

We welcome professional photography sessions at Burnside Plantation.  If you would like to conduct a photo shoot, please contact us regarding scheduling and permit information.

Click HERE to view a photo gallery of weddings at our sites or visit our Pinterest page.


Site capacity

Maximum 250 people

Wagon Shed
Cocktail/reception: 30
Seated dinner: 20

Cocktail/reception: 80
Seated dinner: 60

On-site parking
Restrooms available

Rental Fee

Additional Information

  • A $500 deposit is required at the time of booking to hold the date.
  • Rental fee includes time for site set up and clean up.
  • Insurance rider required
Now you can enjoy the view of Burnside Plantation right from your own home! Check out our brand new virtual tour of Burnside Plantation, the perfect venue for a wedding, family reunion or corporate event.To navigate, click and drag mouse in any direction. Use the mouse scroll or track pad to zoom in and out. For a full screen view, click the diagonal arrows in the top, right-hand corner.




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